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error with /usr/lib/python2.3/ "Sorry invalid mode: U"

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I tried to install a package under debian, where in the postinstall
phase some python scripts are called. Then I got the error
"Sorry invalid mode: U".
I looked what this script does and it is the following:

python -O /usr/lib/python2.3/ /usr/share/woody

I looked where exactly in the error occurs and it is here:

print fullname
print None
print dfile
print True
ok = py_compile.compile(fullname, None, dfile, True)
except KeyboardInterrupt:
raise KeyboardInterrupt
except py_compile.PyCompileError,err:
print err.msg
success = 0
except IOError, e:
print "Sorry", e
success = 0

So it obviously runs into the IOError. Then I altered the script to see
what parameters are given to the method py_compile.compile. Here is one
example of it:

fullname: /usr/share/woody/
dfile: None

I looked after the permissions on the file
/usr/share/woody/, it is:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root

Now I don't have any idea why there is an IOError. Ist it because dfile
is None? What is dfile for? Where can here be the error?


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Jul 18 '05 #1
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